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Albertsons Has Eye on Safeway Stores For Buyout

Albertsons Has Eye on Safeway Stores For Buyout

At a shareholders meeting Friday near San Francisco, 96 percent of the shareholders in Safeway approved Albertsons $9.2 billion offer.
Wanted: Astrologer, Clairvoyant Readers in Echo Park-Silver Lake and Other Jobs

Wanted: Astrologer, Clairvoyant Readers in Echo Park-Silver Lake and Other Jobs

The latest employment opportunities around Echo Park-Silver Lake.
Grocery Worker Walkout Averted, Stores Reach Tentative Deal

Grocery Worker Walkout Averted, Stores Reach Tentative Deal

The agreement was reached after what the union called a seven-day marathon negotiating session with officials from Ralphs, Albertsons and Vons.
Gasoline Prices Continue to Drop in Los Angeles

Gasoline Prices Continue to Drop in Los Angeles

The dropping prices follow an eight-day streak of increases.
Southern California Edison Names Connie J. Erickson as Controller

Southern California Edison Names Connie J. Erickson as Controller

Connie J. Erickson will serve as vice president and controller.
New York Commissioner of Health Joins Kaiser Permanente Southern California

New York Commissioner of Health Joins Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Dr. Nirav R. Shah will be responsible for ensuring high-quality care and service for more than 3.7 million Kaiser Permanente members in Southern California.
Whole Body Method Pilates Studio Is Expanding to the Eastside

Whole Body Method Pilates Studio Is Expanding to the Eastside

The Pilates studio will open a location in Echo Park next month.
Who's Hiring: Allumette, Mohawk Bend, CVS

Who's Hiring: Allumette, Mohawk Bend, CVS

The latest employment opportunities around Echo Park-Silver Lake.
Hot Topic: Would You Welcome Sriracha Factory to Your Community?

Hot Topic: Would You Welcome Sriracha Factory to Your Community?

Sriracha creator David Tran is thinking of moving his sauce factory to a new city after heated debate and complaints about the spicy odor from the Irwindale community.
Open Your Wallet Wider; L.A. Drivers Pay Highest Auto Insurance Policies

Open Your Wallet Wider; L.A. Drivers Pay Highest Auto Insurance Policies

The 11 area cities ranked as the most expensive in the state are Glendale, Los Angeles, Inglewood, Santa Monica, Burbank, Compton, Alhambra, Hawthorne, South Gate, Pasadena and El Monte.
UCLA's Hospital's Change Menu, Offer Antibiotic-Free Meat and Chicken

UCLA's Hospital's Change Menu, Offer Antibiotic-Free Meat and Chicken

The antibiotic-free meat items are available at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, and the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.
Lowe's to Pay $18.1M to Settle Environmental Violations Case

Lowe's to Pay $18.1M to Settle Environmental Violations Case

There is a Lowe's store in nearby Mid-City Los Angeles.
Yelp's Top 10 Restaurants in Echo Park: Do You Agree?

Yelp's Top 10 Restaurants in Echo Park: Do You Agree?

Looking for a place to eat this weekend? Here's how Echo Park's restaurants were ranked on Yelp.
Mastercard Notifies Banks of Identity Theft From DMV

Mastercard Notifies Banks of Identity Theft From DMV

The stolen credit card and debit card numbers were apparently used for purchases between Aug. 2, 2013 through Jan. 31 of this year.
MJ's Bar in Silver Lake Is Closing Its Doors [Photos]

MJ's Bar in Silver Lake Is Closing Its Doors [Photos]

The popular gay bar is expected to close it's doors at the end of the month.
Gas Prices Are On the Rise: Where to Find the Cheapest Gas in Echo Park-Silver Lake

Gas Prices Are On the Rise: Where to Find the Cheapest Gas in Echo Park-Silver Lake

The cheapest price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Echo Park-Silver Lake can be found at G&M station at 12726 South Western Avenue (at West El Segundo Boulevard) for $3.83, according to
McDonalds Workers: We Deserve a Break from Forced Unpaid OT

McDonalds Workers: We Deserve a Break from Forced Unpaid OT

McDonald’s employees in three states have filed six lawsuits accusing the fast-food giant of wage theft, alleging practices the workers say drop their wages below the federal minimum.